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Online Course

Teaching Young Learners Online

British Council via FutureLearn

Overview

Explore the practice and theory of online teaching

Many teachers have recently found themselves having to adapt quickly to dramatically different teaching contexts in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in widespread school, college, and university closures.

On this course from the British Council, you’ll explore online teaching in both theory and practice – how to plan accessible online lessons and assessments, what online safety looks like, and how best to build relationships with young learners.

You’ll come away understanding how to include and engage learners online, both in synchronous and asynchronous environments.

This course is for English language teachers, teaching young learners (5-17) in an online environment. Experience of teaching in online contexts is not essential and both experienced and novice online teachers will benefit.

While most of the context is based around English language learning, teachers of other subjects will also find the course valuable, as the principles of English language lesson planning apply to online teaching in general.

Taught by

Chris Cavey

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Reviews

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  • Elsa Juddy Pariahuaman Herrera
    Well,I like each seminar that British Council gives teachers because it is very interesting innovative and update course.Besides,each seminar I learn many things about ELT field and enjoy it so much.It is so fascinating and new way to learn to teach in...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I very much enjoy the hands on approach that Claire Ross models. Her interaction allows for dialogue, posing questions for information and she provides helpful and encouraging feedback. Posted articles and handbooks are always helpful. Usually a multitude...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    el curso ha sido de gran provecho ya que he conocido y aprendido más de lo que esperaba,todo lo que nos han enseñado ahora creo me va a ser de gran utilidad ya que con esta situación del COVID 19 no tenemos seguro el regreso a las aulas para dar clase...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Absolutely innovative and inspiring. All the questions which were needed to be answered were very interesting. The information that was given along side with this specific material was provided in abundance. The tutors give an excellent presentation for...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I have completed up to week 3,3.9 by now. On my point of view,I am very lucky to find this typical online course,when I was in a big issue as a principal. on how to guide my teachers to conduct effective lessons for primary learners in my school. This...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I am very grateful to FutureLearn/British Council for the opportunity to learn about 'Teaching Online ' and for the comprehensive Support and excellent Resources they provided so generously to me. Even though I am a Teacher and digitally literate, there...
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    Jane Marianne Sinclair

    Jane Marianne Sinclair is taking this course right now.

    I really liked the friendliness of the educators and my other teachers. I felt I it was OK to not have a clue about most of the tech tools listed/ suggested. It was a supportive environment in which to learn. The info re tools to use looked comprehensive,...
  • Anonymous
    Truth to be told, this was among the best online courses I feel grateful to have the opportunity to take part. First the design of the steps and the structure of the course has been well done, and secondly I like the variety of the activities therefore...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I have already taken weeks 1 and 2 and ready to plunge into week 3
    It has been rather demanding so far but also very rewarding
    There is so much interesting information that I sometimes feel overwhelmed by it. I am not complaining! All to the contrary I am totally satisfied with everything I have come across
    Next week I will start week 3 and I will also start enjoying my Winter Holidays at school in Argentina, so I am planning on not only moving forward but also on going back and retracing what I have learnt so far
    I am downloading files, articles and all sort of great tips form other students to build a folder where I will collect all this wonderful information to re visit time and again
    Thank you!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I took a face to face British Council course some years ago (The British Council Certificate for Teacher of English - many years ago, actually), and it was a great experience. When I saw this one, offered by the Council, I immediately registered and let me tell you: IT IS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! I am learning a lot (recalling the good all days) and I really feel the quality of the instructors and the way the course has been organized is, indeed, of the British Council kind of quality I was expecting to find. It is really difficult to apply for free to this kinds of courses in my country. And for that: I thank you. CONGRATULATIONS to all the staff.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I am new to online teaching/learning. Our Lead Educators : Claire Ross and Joshua Underwood did a remarkable and splendid task. They carried us throughout the program recognising that we were novices.
    The engagement with other colleagues worldwide made the course a global village centre.Thanks to Future Learn /British Council.

    Gains from the course: I am now comfortable and confident to conduct teaching online. The knowledge and skills I gained from the program were superb.

    Well done Claire, Josh and all my colleagues on the course. Let us keep in touch sharing ideas and experiences.

    Regards
    Samson Nyasha Ncube Munyuki
    Mutare, Zimbabwe
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I have a been a teacher for many years and taught different levels from Young learners to elderly therefore my comments are based on many years experience in the face-to-face classroom. Up to now, with all the information we have had access to and all the sharing that has gone on, I have learned new strategies, a lot about working on line, reviewed theory from experts and discovered very helpful new information . Thank you tutors for being so friendly and encouraging. Excelent quality materials. It´ll take some time to absorb all this information and resources as there are some ideas I know I can implement immediately but will need to access the others when I require it over time.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Having this opportunity at hand has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my carreer. The course structure, pace and timing have been ideal for me to keep motivated until the end. I almost finish it and I feel I have learn so much! Many of the resources have enlightened a path in which most of us, teachers, have not followed before- teaching online- cought us by surprise! I trully believe this course (free course!) will help me deal with whatever comes next in terms of how to teach my students at the institution I work at. The experts who have lead us all the way until now, are simply the best! For sure, I am not goint to forget what they have done fo all of us, for me!
  • Nassa H Dzuwa

    Nassa H Dzuwa is taking this course right now.

    This course could not uave come at a better time in this COVID-19 Pandemic were learning has been disrupted,its got very practical insight on approaches to do it feed back from fellow teachers & parents.You receive options on varous tools and methods to make E-learning ease &productive for the varoius age groups. When l am finished l will be set not only to improve how l was doing it but to actually train/educate other teachers/Parent in my country and spread this much needed Knowledge and make a difference. Thank you British Council & Future Learn for a productive tag team,you are making a significant much needed impact world Over. Nassa In Zimbabwe
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    This course could not uave come at a better time in this COVID-19 Pandemic were learning has been disrupted,its got very practical insight on approaches to do it feed back from fellow teachers & parents.You receive options on varous tools and methods to make E-learning ease &productive for the varoius age groups. When l am finished l will be set not only to improve how l was doing it but to actually train/educate other teachers/Parent in my country and spread this much needed Knowledge and make a difference. Thank you British Council & Future Learn for a productive tag team,you are making a significant much needed impact world Over. Nassa In Zimbabwe
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I find the course very easy to follow and well organised, in the sense that the topics flow from one issue to the next. The most important issues for online teaching to young learners have been considered and are covered from my point of view. What is overwhelming is the amount of information, links, articles and webinars you have made available and I really appreciate this though to go through all this - it definitely takes many more hours than the stipulated in the description of the course. Maybe a word of warning that we need more hours if we choose to read/watch/ try out all the suggestions would help to set time apart to be able to do it. Many thanks
  • Norma Villanueva
    Hello have been reading, learning and working with you in others courses and always when I finished then the question in my mind was Do you have something for Young English Learners?

    The day that I found this one I only read the introduction and I started to be motivated to do IT.

    It has been difficult for me to do it on the time that must be, because the beginning of the new school year, but every day that I read, do an activity I want to learn more about it, even that I have been working with small kids since 34 years.

    Thanks, thanks because all the activites, objectives and videos that you share with us are really a great treasure for us.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I am very happy with the design of this course, it is very digestible and easy to understand the dynamics of the work. I have also loved all the material that we can consult, download and that colleagues share in the comments, I am about to finish it and it has been very nutritious for my practice, many of these proposals will surely apply now in the return to the new school year, no There is no doubt that every day we are updating ourselves and even more with the situation we live in the whole world, it makes us be better teachers.
    Thank you all for sharing, thank you all who are behind this course, thank you very much.
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    Janet Birdsall

    Janet Birdsall is taking this course right now.

    An excellent course!
    Stimulating, refreshing and totally inspiring -it bounds along at a great pace giving the teacher so much food for thought. - I personally felt that I just didn't have enough hours in the day to digest all the fabulous materials and ideas.
    Josh and Claire were perfect mentors combining their own experience with a gentle push in the right direction for all their participants! Despite being a mature and experienced teacher, this course really had me question my teaching philosophies and practice as well as provide me with a well-rounded knowledge of how to teach online successfully. Highly recommended!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    In the beginning when i was started this course i was little bit confused and was thinking that how can i complete this as it was very difficult for me to carry this with my job but as time passes i got involved in it and my interest level become more day by day.I have learnt a lot from this platform and now i really wanted to apply all the techniques and tips which i found during my course in my upcoming classroom. I found many websites ,links and tools through this and willing to motivate and engage my preschoolers by applying them .Thankyou so much for helping us to learn and understand the basic need of today.

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